Baking Classics: Summer Squash Tart

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Summer Squash Tart

 Savory tarts & pies are fine ways to enjoy the summer bounty. Buttermilk-Cornmeal Pasty Dough offers good texture to the crust that contrasts well with the ricotta cheese based filling. Fresh lemon, garlic & a smidgen of nutmeg are simple flavors that allow the crookneck yellow squash to shine. When entertaining, Summer Squash Tart pairs well with additional recipes featuring seasonal produce such as Grilled Zucchini-Farro Salad With Tomatoes & Feta, Buttermilk Fried Okra & Lemon-Thyme Succotash Salad. Smoked Chicken With Buttermilk-Herb Barbecue Sauce & Sweet Chili-Lime Ribs make lovely main courses to accompany it. Learn how to make a savory vegetable tart guests will love.

How To Make Summer Squash Tart By Rebecca Gordon Editor-In-Chief Buttermilk Lipstick Culinary & Entertaining Techniques Cooking & Baking Tutorials Game Day Tailgating Modern Southern Socials TV cooking Personality Editorial Director Digital Culinary Photo Journalist Food Stylist Pastry Chef Birmingham Alabama Southern Hostess Southern Entertaining Summer Entertaining Party Menus

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makes 8 servings

All of the squash will not be needed to top the tart as it’s sliced paper thin. Save any unused portion for salads or sandwiches.

Buttermilk-Cornmeal Pastry Dough
1/3 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
1 {15-oz} container whole milk ricotta
1 egg
1/2 tsp lemon zest
1 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
1 garlic clove, pressed
1/2 tsp kosher salt
1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper
1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
2 medium yellow crookneck squash, about 6-ounces
1/2 Tbsp olive oil
Garnish: Fresh parsley & sliced scallions

Prepare the Buttermilk-Cornmeal Pastry Dough as directed. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Place the frozen tart shell on a half sheet pan. Bake 15 minutes. Remove from the oven & top with the Parmesan cheese. Stir together the ricotta, the egg, the lemon zest, the lemon juice, the garlic, the salt, the pepper & the nutmeg in a large bowl. Pour the mixture over the Parmesan cheese in the crust. Spread in an even layer. Very thinly slice the squash using a mandoline & arrange them in circles, slightly overlapping, around the tart. 

Place the tart in the oven, reduce the temperature to 375 degrees & bake 30 to 35 minutes or until set when lightly jiggled. Remove from the oven. Brush the squash with the olive oil & season with a little kosher salt & pepper. Let stand 20 minutes. Remove the tart from the pan & place on a serving plate. Garnish, if desired. Slice into wedges. 

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makes 1 {10.25-inch} pie crust

The recipe yields plenty of dough to create a bold, beautiful fluted edge around the pie plate. 

1 1/2 cups ap flour
3 Tbsp plain yellow cornmeal
1/4 tsp kosher salt
1/4 cup cold butter
1/4 cup cold shortening
3 to 4 Tbsp whole buttermilk

Whisk together the flour, the cornmeal & the salt in a large bowl. Cut the butter & the shortening into the mixture using a fork or your fingers until crumbly in texture making certain to leave some of the fat in large bits. Drizzle the buttermilk over the mixture & shape the dough into a disc.

Place the dough disc between two sheets of plastic wrap. Roll the dough into a 12-inch circle. Remove the top piece of plastic. Unroll the dough into a lightly greased 10.25-inch tart pan with removable bottom. Fit the dough down into the tart pan & press into the sides. Remove any excessive dough. Pierce the bottom of the dough all over with a fork. Freeze 30 minutes.

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How To Make Summer Squash Tart

Crookneck yellow squash stars in this delicious tart but zucchini would make an eye-catching addition to it. Use this method as a guide & get creative. Swap the herbs & cheese to make a tart all your own.

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A few pieces of equipment will be needed in order to complete the task. Read through the recipe instructions before beginning. Here’s what you should know.

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Whisk together the flour, the cornmeal & the salt in a large bowl. Cut the butter & the shortening into the mixture using a fork or your fingers until crumbly in texture making certain to leave some of the fat in large bits. Drizzle the buttermilk over the mixture & shape the dough into a disc.

Place the dough disc between two sheets of plastic wrap. Roll the dough into a 12-inch circle. Remove the top piece of plastic. Unroll the dough into a lightly greased 10.25-inch tart pan with removable bottom. 

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Fit the dough down into the tart pan & press into the sides. Remove any excessive dough. Pierce the bottom of the dough all over with a fork. Freeze 30 minutes.

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Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Place the frozen tart shell on a half sheet pan. Bake 15 minutes.

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The cheese will keep the crust crisp by creating a barrier between the filling.

Remove from the oven & top with the Parmesan cheese.

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A mandoline will create paper thin slices of yellow squash. Cut away the ends, then carefully push the vegetable down the tool. Use the squash cut from the center to keep an even look over the tart when designing.

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Stir together the ricotta, the egg, the lemon zest, the lemon juice, the garlic, the salt, the pepper & the nutmeg in a large bowl. Pour the mixture over the Parmesan cheese in the crust.

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Spread in an even layer.

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Very thinly slice the squash using a mandoline & arrange them in circles, slightly overlapping, around the tart. 

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Place the tart in the oven, reduce the temperature to 375 degrees & bake 30 to 35 minutes or until set when lightly jiggled. Remove from the oven. 

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Brush the squash with the olive oil & season with a little kosher salt & pepper. Let stand 20 minutes. Remove the tart from the pan & place on a serving plate. Garnish, if desired. Slice into wedges. 

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